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Can’t get no satisfaction from your credit card and other credit news to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 802

That’s the industry average of how satisfied customers are with their credit cards on a 1,000-point scale, and it’s an all-time high, according to J.D. Power. The study released last Thursday also found that the rewards competition is keeping customers satisfied, especially when they look to their regional home bank. What’s that? You’re not that satisfied with your card, you say? Well, that may be because your issuer came in at the bottom of the ranking. See how your issuer ranked in our story. (And don’t worry, we won’t tell if you look at some of the highest-ranked cards and maybe shop around a little.)


This week

These are the things to look forward to this week.

Indestructible: I was going to make a metaphor about how your credit card is kind of like Bruce Willis in “Unbreakable,” but I wasn’t sure who Samuel L. Jackson would be. But it turns out, like Willis in the 2000 M. Night Shyamalan thriller, there’s not much that can stop your credit card. I think some of my co-workers had a little too much fun with this one.


Inconvenience checks: Put down the convenience checks and step away from the pen. No, I mean it. You may think those checks that come inside your monthly credit card statement are an easy way to get points, but that relationship will only end in heartbreak. I am not kidding, it will be serious, Chris Pratt-Anna Faris heartbreak. Too soon? Yeah, I thought so.


What you might have missed last week.

The end times: If you haven’t heard, winter is already here. And while this isn’t Westeros, there are some people who believe a dark time may be upon us . Just in case, maybe it is better to man the wall (or you know, at least prepare just in case there is a recession).

Bunch of delinquents: If I have told you once, I have told you 10 times (because I have only been doing these blogs for 10 weeks) — pay your credit card bill. Delinquencies were up on new credit card accounts this quarter, and I am starting to worry about you guys.

Tangled in the web

Here are things from around the internet that the staff are reading.

Visa and Discover made more of a stance on white supremacists this past week than the president did. –New York Post

Citi is hopping on the metal bandwagon, which just sounds painful. –The Points Guy

Not everyone can afford a three tigers’ worth of minimum spend (nope, I will not let that go). –Payments Source

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